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Calendar / The Big Exchange

Wednesday May 1, 2019 - Saturday May 18, 2019

Mingei Membership has its Privileges!

The Big Exchange taking place May 1-18, gives Mingei members reciprocal admission at more than 30 museums, historic sites, gardens and more throughout San Diego County!

Head to your favorite participating museum, tell your guest services representative you are there for “The Big Exchange,” and show your digital or paper Mingei membership card for complimentary admission.

Each membership is reciprocal per membership level. An Individual membership may enjoy access for one attendee at a participating museum, while a Friends/Family or above level may enjoy entrance for up to four guests. Maximum of four guests per valid membership.

Participating Institutions include:

  • Barona Cultural Center and Museum*
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  • Bonita Museum and Cultural Center
  • California Center of the Arts, Escondido Museum†
  • California Surf Museum
  • Coronado Historical Association*
  • Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
  • Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
  • Heritage of the Americas Museum
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • La Jolla Historical Society*
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • LUX Art Institute
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego, Downtown
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • New Americans Museum*
  • Oceanside Museum of Art
  • San Diego Archaeological Center
  • San Diego Art Institute
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum*
  • San Diego History Center
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Natural History Museum (The NAT)
  • The Marston House Museum and Gardens
  • The New Children’s Museum
  • Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center*
  • Timken Museum of Art*
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Visions Art Museum
  • Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum
  • Whaley House Museum

* Denotes museums that do not charge admission.
† Denotes a museum whose primary exhibit will close before the end of The Big Exchange.

Please note: Balboa Park Explorer Pass holders are not included in this program.

For more information visit: sandiegomuseumcouncil.org


Wednesday May 1, 2019
Saturday May 18, 2019
Free for Members
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(619) 704-7517
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